New USCIS Mission Statement

The Director of U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new mission statement for the agency. The change was done to more closely align the mission of USCIS with upholding the rule of law and ensuring the integrity of the immigration system. The new USCIS Mission Statement reads: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services administers...
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USCIS Now Accepts Credit Card Payments for Certain Forms

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will now accept credit card payments for filing most of its forms. To pay by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover, applicants will need to use Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transaction. The new payment option is available for the following USCIS Forms: EOIR-29 –...
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Increased Scrutiny on Employer Employee Relationships for H-1B Visa Petitions

In a recently published memorandum USCIS has indicated that they will request detailed documentation to ensure a legitimate employer-employee relationship is maintained while an employee is working at a third-party work-site. This policy is in line with historical USCIS policy requiring a legitimate employer employee relationship for H-1B Visa petitions. Effective February 23, 2018, the...
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Testimonial from a Client Consultation

Called in and got a phone consultation within 24 hours – price was very reasonable and the lawyer I spoke with was knowledgeable and confident about the facts she relayed to me. Would absolutely use R&K again!

Increased Scrutiny and Denials of Admission

Under the administration of President Trump, we have seen a significant increase in denials for those seeking admission into the United States. Denials are not limited to those with criminal issues. They range from those seeking entry to the United States for shopping, business meetings, family visits, TN visa applicants, L visa applicants, and many...
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Approved Application for Re-Admission After Deportation

Our client was recently approved for re-admission to the United States after removal. He is now able to visit the United States freely again. After his approval he had the following to say about the service he received from Richards and Kruger Immigration Law, Julie Kruger, and her legal assistant Ellen Kotsis: Excellent team and...
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How will the U.S. Government Shutdown Impact My Immigration Matter

With congressional negotiations failing, a federal spending bill was not agreed upon resulting in a government shutdown. This is the first such U.S. Government shutdown since 2013. In light of the government shutdown we are frequently asked how this will impact the processing of U.S. Immigration matters. Fortunately, many U.S. Immigration matters will proceed normally...
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Analysts No Longer Eligible for TN Status under Economist

On December 18, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a major change in who can qualify for a TN visa under the NAFTA profession of Economist. Under the policy update, USCIS has clarified which NAFTA professionals can qualify for TN status as an Economist. To qualify under NAFTA as an Economist, qualified professionals must engage in activities closely...
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L1A Visa Approved for Business Expansion

Excellent service and experience provided by Jeremy Richards and his team. Jeremy is extremely knowledgeable and was always available to address all my questions and concerns. He guided me throughout the process and provided me with most suited options specific to my case. Highly recommended! Ashind Thukral – L1A Business Expansion

TN Visa Approved for a Scientific Technician

Jeremy and his team is very experienced and professional in TN visa application. He and his assistant April answered my email promptly. I was impressed by their professional advice and services! Highly recommend for TN visa application. Thank you Jeremy and April! — Min Li
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